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APA 7th Edition

Resources on the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th Edition released October 2019.

Avoiding Plagiarism

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Avoiding Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism (7th Edition) Guidelines 
by the American Psychological Association [APA] (2020).


Paraphrasing and Quotation (Lesson 17 of 21) | Academic Writer Tutorial 
by the American Psychological Association [APA] (2020).


Paraphrasing and Citation (7th Edition) Activities 
by the American Psychological Association [APA] (2020).

What is Plagiarism and how to prevent it | by LIB100 Professor Mark A. Polger, YouTube Video

Plagiarism statements are included in the syllabus of every course at ASA College. A sample statement from the LIB100 Information Literacy syllabus appears below.

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism is defined as stealing and passing off the ideas, words, or research of another as one’s own in any academic work by not appropriately documenting the original source. It is theft which will not be tolerated in this course. Plagiarized writing will be returned to the student and will not be considered as work done towards the completion of the course.

ASA College is committed to academic integrity. As a result, ASA College has a strong policy against plagiarism. The consequences for plagiarized work are described in the ASA College Student Handbook on page 8 – 9. ASA College subscribes to Turnitin, a plagiarism prevention tool, and many faculty members require their students to use it.

Plagiarism can be avoided by citing your sources. Please see the above links about how to avoid plagiarism, as well as the updated information throughout this guide on the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition Publication Manual released in October 2019.

Turn It In Website

Turn It In is a plagiarism detection tool which helps identify content that is not original, by highlighting similarities to a very vast collection of internet, academic, and student papers.

The Student QuickStart link below will help you get started with Turnitin and will walk you through the steps for submitting your first paper. To begin, you need to first register with Turnitin and create a user profile.

If you have received an e-mail from Turnitin with a temporary password, a user profile has already been created for you. To get started, log in to the Turn It In Website: with your e-mail address and password and proceed to Step 2 in this QuickStart.

Turn It In Student QuickStart Guide by Turnitin (2019).